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  •  I think it's a terrifying thing for any leader (2+ / 0-)
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    greatdarkspot, erush1345

    to propose rewriting the constitution, particularly when it's such a popular template for grabbing power. There is alot of talk about abrogration of democracy in this instance -- but it's not clear to me the Zelaya's endgame would have been any better.

    •  I think the Honduras constitution sucks (5+ / 0-)
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      SLKRR, Marie, Sandino, poxonyou, protectspice

      It was written by the oligarchy. Are you suggesting it is something holy just because it is a constitution? Is that why you think it is terrifying?

      In any case, as far as presidential terms go in Latin American constitutions, I think there are a lot of problems. Heck, even our constitution is undemocratic in that way--we the people cannot elect who we want to govern us if it will be for a third term.

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